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Frederick S Miller

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Biography

Frederick S. Miller (b. 12 December 1930, Lima Ohio – 1 February 2006, Evanston, Ind.) was a American composer, trombonist and educator.

Dr. Miller played the trombone early. When he went through his military service from 1948 to 1952, he was a member of a wind orchestra of the United States Navy in Charleston , S.C. Soon after his military service in 1952 he began studying music at the Northwestern University in Evanston and obtained both his Bachelor of Arts in music training in 1957 and his Master of Arts in 1958. From 1958 to 1963 he was a teacher and instructor for brass instruments as well as conductor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1964 he returned to his alma mater and was associate head of the music department at Northwestern University in Evanston. In 1974 he completed his studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and was promoted to Ph.D. (Philosophiæ Doctor) in music performance and literature.

In the following year Dr. Miller became Professor of Music and Head at the School of Music at DePaul University in Chicago. He taught orchestration , orchestral conducting, music training and literature for wind orchestras, research and research for brass instruments and their performance, but above all he brought the level of this institution very high, so that it became known and appreciated throughout the United States. He was in this position for about 20 years.


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